A View of the Harbour by Elizabeth Taylor was my March read for The Year in Books. I have to report that I did not get on with it at all. It started well, I thought I was enjoying it, I could see that the writing was beautiful and that the characters well drawn but I found myself picking up other books and putting off reading it. I couldn't make any emotional connection with any of the characters and simply had no interest in what happened to them. I didn't finish the book I'm afraid. A pity because I was sure I would love Elizabeth Taylor. Maybe this was the wrong Elizabeth Taylor to start with?
April is looking a lot more enchanting. I've been saving The Enchanted April by Elizabeth Von Arnim for this month for obvious reasons. I am already very glad I did. Written in 1922 it is the story of four very different women who answer this advertisement.
To Those who Appreciate Wisteria and Sunshine. Small medieval Italian castle on the shores of the Mediterranean to be let Furnished for the month of April. Necessary servants remain z, Box 1,000
What are you reading this April?